Cake Boss and family join the fight
In the summer of 2012, Buddy Valastro—aka the Cake Boss—and his family announced that their beloved mother, Mary, had been diagnosed with ALS. Since then, the outpouring of support from friends, family and Cake Boss fans has been tremendous—and inspired Buddy and his family to form the Momma Mary Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support for ALS research.
The Momma Mary Foundation hosted its first fundraising gala in Rockleigh, N.J., on October 23, 2012, and designated half of the proceeds to benefit the UMass ALS Champion Fund and the groundbreaking research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD. We gratefully acknowledge the Valastros and everyone involved with the Momma Mary Foundation for their support and wish them the very best.